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I just bought a 79 kz 650 for $30, it is missing the points cover, and the wiring harness is shot. I'll also need coils, clutch cable, rear wheel bebuild/bearings, voltage regulator, turn signals, and maybe new brake levers, and my question is, is this bike worth rebuilding? What after market parts may be available for it? Thanks in advance for your help

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70s parts

Try oldbikebarn.com they have a pretty decent selection - Best i've seen for the KZ650. Lots of that stuff isn't made by Kawa anymore
 

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eBay can be another source of parts as there are usually 200+ listings for KZ650. Also, search for KZ 650 as there will be some listings that don't contain KZ650.

Is the bike worth rebuilding? That's a question only you can answer. Parts are still plentiful for these bikes if you know where to look. More help can be found on http://kzrider.com as there are a lot of 650 owners on that site as well.

Good luck!

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Eric,

Welcome to the forum. Bikes like that in great running condition go for about $1500. So if you are into making it a winter project, you could put all the parts you need into it and still come out at less than $1000!!!! that would be a steal. Plus you will have the advantage of knowing your bike inside and out. And have bragging rights whenever someone admires it!!!

Go for it...for $30 what have you got to lose!!!!!

Send us some pics when you get it started!!!! and completed.

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I'm in the same boat as you are. My new toy is '76 KZ900, but I paid a lot more than you did ($70). If you enjoy pulling wrenches, and don't mind a little work, I'd attempt to fix it up. First thing I'd suggest doing is to see if the engine/trans has any serious problems. Sounds like the points assy and coils are all thats keeping you from firing it up. If it runs you're in good shape. If not you can always part it out for a lot more than you'll have into. Thats my attitude as I tackle my project. I've found the best source for parts is e-bay.

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Also you can try looking for parts at http://www.uneedapart.com That is a search engine for parts that is national...you submit an email with a parts request and you are contacted by a salvage yard that has the part.

Heather
 
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